I know money is low for a lot of folks out there buying Christmas gifts for the whole family and stuff. However, just because your money is funny doesn’t mean you have to stay in the house and allow the kidz to drive you crazy, So! either check out my rainy day category (which are also good for too cold to go outside days) or Scroll down!
Ice Skating Feva!
Chelsea Piers, Pier 61 (23rd St )
Your little Ice skater might catch Olympics fever after this free skating show by students and instructors from the Sky Rink Skating School, including rinks top US and regional competitors. Free tickets must be reserved in advance; limit two tickets per person. Check the above link 4 more info.
Friday Family Movie Night
The Moxie Spot
81–83 (at Hicks St)
Every Friday,This family restaurant hosts an evening of films: first, a short and then a full-length kid flick. Past movies have included favorites like Up and Beauty and the Beast. You are, of course, encouraged to buy eats.
Parade?? In the Cold?? Lets Do it!!
East Meets West Christmas Parade
Festively decorated for the holidays, Little Italy caps off the season with a multicultural parade blending Italian pageantry and customs from neighboring Chinatown: opera singers and dragon dancers, streaming lights and acrobats. Parade begins on Mulberry St at Canal St, heads north on Mulberry to Prince, south on Mott from Prince to Worth and ends at Chatham Sq.
Kwanzaa Children’s Festival
@Chase Room (at New Jersey Performing Arts Center)
1 Center St
Subway: Travel: PATH train to Newark, then take Newark Light Rail one stop to NJPAC/Center Street | Directions
This afternoon full of activities includes family workshops in African dance and music, storytelling, capoeira and drumming. Little ones can also browse kid lit at book fair, and stop by the arts and crafts village for face painting and crafts. In honor of the week-long holiday kidz can make their own spirit masks, sekeres (musical shakers), Kwanzaa wish scrolls and more.
A Closer Look for Kids
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
11 W 53rd St (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
This weekend activity gives youngsters a tour of MoMAs permanent collections and temporary exhibits. Little ones are encouraged to voice their opinions about what they dig (Mom and Dad can, too). Tickets will be distributed on the day of the program, beginning at 10am, at the information desk in the museums main lobby. Ages 5 to 10.